Many things can make us feel less like ourselves. Falling off track with our diet, exercising less, poor sleep, stress, etc. It may be hard to identify where our symptoms are coming from or how to treat them. Hormones regulate countless important physiological processes within us. However, when they get out of balance, we can suffer and feel less than optimal. Pay attention to the how your body communicates through symptoms to see if your hormones could use some help getting back into proper balance.
Skin– If you notice changes with the health or condition of your skin, hormones could be the cause. An increase in breakouts, acne, dryness, rashes, etc. could all result from imbalances occurring internally. The skin reflects the condition of the body inside, poor
skin health could be attributed to an unhealthy gut and inflammatory foods.
Memory – If your recall and clarity are not what they normally are or you find yourself more forgetful than usual, this could be a sign of high cortisol levels due to chronic stress. It may also point toward low thyroid hormone production. Both can cause reduced clarity of mind.
Menstrual Issues– If your period is abnormally painful or your cycle is irregular, it is likely your hormones are out of balance. Other female conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, fibroids and cysts are a result from improper hormone levels and should not be ignored.
Exhaustion– Everyone is busy and it can be hard to keep up with the demands of life, however if you find it difficult to get through the day, pay attention. Hormones that regulate the sleep-wake cycle and stress response, cortisol and melatonin, can affect the quality and duration of your sleep as well as how well you stand up to stress. Thyroid hormones are responsible for regulating metabolism as well as generating energy. Being overly dependent on caffeine and naps due to fatigue may be a sign that these hormones are not adequate.
Mood – Uncharacteristic shifts in mood or behavior may be a sign that certain hormones are out of sync. Feeling more anxious, depressed, angry, irritable, losing interest in sex, or not being able to cope with stress could point toward an imbalance with serotonin. A majority of serotonin is produced within the gut, so restoring gut health and improving the diet is a great first step. Also taking steps to manage chronic stress can improve many of the symptoms described above.
If these signs sound all too familiar or are something you are struggling with, seek help! Dr. Lisa Sullivan identifies the root cause of hormone imbalances and assists the body to heal and function optimally. Dr. Sullivan uses natural methods that are effective but less harmful compared to pharmaceutical drugs. If you are looking for answers on how to get your hormones back in sync, please call today to register for a FREE Health Seminar held at Puro Wellness Center and Spa. Our office number is 735-716-5588. Seats fill quickly! So please reserve your spot today and begin your own journey to health, wellness, and balance!
- H. “Five Signs of Hormone Imbalance.” The Pelvic Expert. 24 Jan, 2018. https://thepelvicexpert.com/blog/5-signs-hormonal-imbalance/